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I have removed the relevant "disputed, unconfirmed blabla" bits about syslinux. Updated the part on installing the syslinux bootloader and added links to relevant parts of the syslinux wiki.The system install part still needs some changes to reflect the use of the AIS (arch-chroot, pacstrap etc). --[[User:Flako|Flako]] ([[User talk:Flako|talk]]) 08:46, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
 
I have removed the relevant "disputed, unconfirmed blabla" bits about syslinux. Updated the part on installing the syslinux bootloader and added links to relevant parts of the syslinux wiki.The system install part still needs some changes to reflect the use of the AIS (arch-chroot, pacstrap etc). --[[User:Flako|Flako]] ([[User talk:Flako|talk]]) 08:46, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
  
==rsync command rediculous==
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== Loop method not explained. ==
I noticed that the recommended rsync command on this page is rediculous.  It includes archive, verbose, partial/progress, sparse, and interestingly hard-links, which is already included in the archive flag.  The one that really makes me scratch my head in stupor though is the -h.  As far as I can tell, that is the flag for help, which seems to be ignored when combined with all the others.
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For now I am simply going to change it to -aAXv, which is what the "Full System Backup with rsync" page recommends. I am no expert with rsync, so if you feel as though you have a better, more efficient, faster, more complete, etc. way of using rsync in this manner, please feel free to update it as you see fit. If that is the case though, maybe update the "Full System Backup with rsync" page as well. --[[User:WonderWoofy|WonderWoofy]] ([[User talk:WonderWoofy|talk]]) 15:02, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
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The page says...
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"Warning: If you need swap support, either make a partition, or use the loop method detailed below. DO NOT simply use a swap file! Doing so will corrupt your btrfs filesystem."
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However the loop method is not detailed below.
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--[[User:Mex|Mex]] ([[User talk:Mex|talk]]) 15:19, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
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== mkinitcpio-btrfs is not available ==
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The following statement will always fail due to missing mkinitcpio-btrfs, this will of course be addressed later on the page, but it should be removed from this line as it will fail and confuse new users.
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# pacman -r . -Sy base btrfs-progs mkinitcpio-btrfs <boot_loader> --ignore grub
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--[[User:Eskild|Eskild]] ([[User talk:Eskild|talk]]) Fri Feb 22 17:04:42 CET 2013

Revision as of 15:08, 22 February 2013

GPT-centric

Why does this article make it seem as if GPT disks are the only option? btrfs is fine on MBR disks. In fact the entire section on GPT partitioning is generic and entirely irrelevant to using btrfs for root. The section should merely point to gpt or mbr partitioning pages.

rewrite

I have removed the relevant "disputed, unconfirmed blabla" bits about syslinux. Updated the part on installing the syslinux bootloader and added links to relevant parts of the syslinux wiki.The system install part still needs some changes to reflect the use of the AIS (arch-chroot, pacstrap etc). --Flako (talk) 08:46, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Loop method not explained.

The page says...

"Warning: If you need swap support, either make a partition, or use the loop method detailed below. DO NOT simply use a swap file! Doing so will corrupt your btrfs filesystem."

However the loop method is not detailed below.

--Mex (talk) 15:19, 9 February 2013 (UTC)


mkinitcpio-btrfs is not available

The following statement will always fail due to missing mkinitcpio-btrfs, this will of course be addressed later on the page, but it should be removed from this line as it will fail and confuse new users.

# pacman -r . -Sy base btrfs-progs mkinitcpio-btrfs <boot_loader> --ignore grub

--Eskild (talk) Fri Feb 22 17:04:42 CET 2013